THE STILLWELL FAMILY AWARD
The Stillwell family have been involved in The Salvation Army since 1883 when General William Booth sent Captain Henry Stillwell to the USA Western Territory to be responsible for brass band development.
In the 20th century, Captain Henry’s children, grand and great– grandchildren have carried on his tradition of music leadership throughout our territory.
Lt. Colonel Harry B. Stillwell, son of Captain Henry, began his early life with the Chicago Staff Band. During his long career he was a valued member of the San Francisco Staff Band, the Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco Citadel Bands as well as the Los Angeles Congress Hall Band. Serving many years as a bandmaster, he also organized and directed youth bands at the Lytton Home and the Honolulu Boys’ Home.
Colonel Stillwell’s children have served the Army over seven decades as members and bandmasters with the Congress Hall Band; directors of Mt. Crags, Trestle Glen, Redwood Glen and Elephant Rock; divisional bandmasters and music directors of the Hawaii Music Camp.
The Stillwell family have set an example as Salvation Army musicians of the highest standards for over 100 years and are models for W.M.I. students to emulate.
This award is given to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty, is outstanding in musicianship, deportment, grades, and exemplifies the spirit of Christian living and Salvationism.